Award-winning film to be shown April 20

"First Person Plural," which follows a Korean-born adoptee's efforts to discover her roots, will be shown on Friday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Higgins 300.

Producer and director Deann Borshay Liem will attend the showing and participate in a discussion afterwards. Liem, the sister-in-law of Prof. Ramsay Liem (Psychology), was adopted by a white, middle-class American family as a young girl but as an adult became determined to locate her birth family in Korea. The film records her quest, including her trip to Korea with her adoptive parents to meet her biological mother and family.

"First Person Plural" received an award at the San Francisco International Film Festival and was featured on the national Public Broadcasting Service series "Point of View." It had its Boston premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts last fall.

BCPD annual benefit auction is April 21

The Boston College Police Department will hold its annual auction of unclaimed property on Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. in the O'Connell House study lounge on Upper Campus. All the proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Boston College Campus School.

Hosts sought for Commencement

Members of the administrative and support staff are invited to serve as University hosts at the May 21 Commencement Exercises.

Hosts distribute programs, welcome guests, answer questions and provide directions. A fact booklet will be made available for volunteers, who may also attend an optional informational meeting before Commencement. Hosts also are treated to a gourmet lunch following Commencement.

To sign up, send e-mail to Student Services Director Louise Lonabocker at, and indicate any assignment preference (Alumni Stadium, Conte Forum or Flynn Recreation Complex).

New Michalczyk film premieres April 22

Prof. John Michalczyk (Fine Arts) will premiere his latest film, "South Africa: Beyond a Miracle," on Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts.

The film, part of a series produced and directed by Michalczyk that examines conflict resolution, chronicles South Africa's transition from the apartheid system to democracy. Footage was shot on location in Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria, Capetown, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

Part-time faculty member Raymond Helmick, SJ (Theology), is the film's executive producer, and Adj. Asst. Prof. Charles Meyer (Fine Arts) contributed still photography and served as associate producer. Local writer and WCVB-TV personality Clark Booth wrote the film's script.


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